5. L D R U
Sydney native Drew Carmody first broke into popular circles with his foreign-flavored tune, The Tropics, and has followed the release with a slew of Hypem #1 remixes. In an early interview with Salacious Sound he revealed that he started making music after sustaining an injury when he was “sitting at home, bored as cheese.” We don’t want to call it fate, but he was definitely born to make beats.
4. Client Liaison
Client Liaison are a synth-pop duo from Melbourne that break the mould by foregoing love ballads and singing about car phones and running up expenses on the company card.
3. Indian Summer
Sweat It Out Music’s brightest shining stars, the young pair Indian Summer have released hit after hit and are preparing to make the jump state-side after the critical acclaim of their most recent EP, Foreign Formula.
2. Emoh Instead
Widely-known as the beard behind Flume collaboration What So Not, Emoh Instead took a break from touring to focus on his solo work and we were a damn impressed. His latest remix of Elizabeth Rose’s The Good Life is dripping with California disco vibes and is a more refined follow up to his chart-topping remixes.
1. Vancouver Sleep Clinic
When we spoke to Vancouver Sleep Clinic frontman Tim Bettinson, he admitted that the name of his band “sorta came out of nowhere. ‘Sleep Clinic’ sounded relaxing and I’ve seen such amazing photos of Vancouver, so it just seemed to make sense.” However silly the reasoning, there’s no doubt in our minds that these guys are going to be big.